So the only reason I clicked on this trailer when I was surfing around YouTube yesterday was because I saw Amy Adams was in the movie. I like Amy Adams, and the fact that she’s going to be the next Lois Lane actually has me happy. Erica will always be my Lois Lane, but she had seven years to create and define the role. Amy’s going to have two hours, at most. So I don’t she can ever replace Erica for me. But I’m happy with her casting and can’t wait to see what she does with the part.
I know many people were hoping for Rashida Jones or Rachel McAdams to be cast as Lois, but I actually think Amy being chosen could end up being like a Heath Leger as The Joker type of surprise to people. Especially after having seen the character she played in the movie The Fighter.
Anyway, people who think Amy’s too sweet for the part of Lois won’t be convinced otherwise by the trailer for this movie. However, I will say – this trailer? Got me. I wasn’t expecting . . . that . . . at all. I only wish I’d first seen it in the theater to see the reaction of a whole audience to it.
I haven’t been excited by a lot of the movies scheduled to come out this year. I mean, I know I’m going to go see Green Lantern (if it doesn’t suck) and Deathly Hallows Part II (even if it does suck), but that’s kinda it. But this? Yeah, okay, I think I’m actually going to go see this too. Very clever marketing guys.
I discovered this show and the end of last year, and was hooked from the start. Each episode of the show is only five minutes long, so I was able to breeze through something like 30-something episodes in less than a day.
I wouldn’t say this is the most twisted Anime I’ve ever watched, but it’s for sure one of the most Laugh Out Loud funny ones I have ever watched. Politically incorrect, but not at all in a mean spirited way, and highly irreverent.
I’ve always been quite a Stephen Sondheim nut. I discovered him in High School and, by the time I finished college, I’d seen some version of almost all of his shows.
A Little Night Music is not my favorite of them, but I do think it has some lovely music. In 1977 a film version of the show was made with Elizabeth Taylor which, in all honestly, wasn’t very good. Film Critic Pauline Kael famously said of it: “This picture has been made as? if the director (Harold Prince) had never seen a movie.”
But, as with the show, I think the movie has some very lovely music in it. And the sequence above is one of them, which takes the opening overture waltz of the stage show and makes it into a new arrangement and song called “Love Takes Time.”
Taylor’s voice is dubbed (as she didn’t have the skill to sing in such a high soprano), but she still looks quite lovely. Really, she was one of the last classic movies stars around, with almost an almost regal-like beauty.
This movie has been giving me ideas for a Smallville fic for almost a year now. And, after the finale, it’s been giving me even more of one. It’s only my fear of never finishing many of my fics that has stopped me from really working on it.
It also makes me wish I could draw worth a damn. Because I just crave a manga-anime style DC comic, and have for a few years now.
And finally, I wish Bandai Entertainment would hurry up and finally release the DVD/English Dub of the this movie already. It’s been almost a year guys and the Season 2 DVD has been out for months. Just do it already!